Sunday- 3.05 (5k race)* see time below :)
So once again like usual I was a slacker last week. I keep giving myself little pep talks and think I have myself convienced to get it in gear. I have decided starting October I am going to join the hubs and go back to the gym. He is always there for at least an hour and a half 3 - 4 times a week, that gives me time to run outside and spend around 30 mins working on my arms/abs with weights. Wish me Luck I can stick to that!!
On Thursday night we decided to run the 5k route that was coming up. For some reason I never run at race pace during weekly runs or just because, but on this night I decided I was going to give it all I had. I have been telling the girls (my running buddies :) that this was the race we was going to kick my hubs butt! He always beats me and never runs like I do and dang it not this time. He went with us on the practice run and I kept a lead of at least 30 seconds or more at all times, every time I started feeling weak and wanting to walk I would tell myself "Its just Mind over Matter, you Can Do This!" I think I may have just found my new mantra! Saturday morning Sheri and I was suppose to go run 7mi together, which we hardly ever get to do anymore, and for what ever reason I wasn't feeling it and backed out. I felt ashamed and tried to catch Sheri but she was already gone, so I laid around lazy all day!
Sunday race day came, not just any race but the last race of the "Serres" and one that I really want to win an award. They are the neatest awards, hand made plaques super cute! This is usually a big race and brings out all of the fast ones. I went into the race with two goals 1. Beat the hubs 2. Win an award. The only goal I was determined to reach was #1 and I told everyone of my running friends before the race that today was the day, the day I was going to beat him. This race also starts at a slight downhill and is super easy to get caught up in a way to fast take off, I tried telling myself to start off around a 9min pace and pick it up from there. I never look at my garmin during races cause if I see a faster pace than I think I can handle it scares me and I really start slowing down. At the start line hubs stood in front of me, I think he did it on purpose thinking he could take the lead on me. The start was crowded and I tried not to weave in and out and use unnecessary energy, I kept my eyes on hubs and once we rounded the first turn I passed him! I kept my momentum going as fast as I could and trying not to overdue it and end up walking, this route has a couple of good steady uphill inclines as well as a couple of good downhill declines if you pace it out right it is a great course. I saw my mom and Steve on the corner and tried judging their looks if I had a good lead or not but couldn't really tell, I passed the first mile and the time person said 7:49, WOW I wish I didn't hear that!
|Looking at Mom to see if I had a good lead or not??|
I could tell I was slowing down and just tried to keep a steady pace. Around mile 2.25 you pass through a loop like and get a chance to see who is behind you, the only person I saw was Sheri and no hubs, now I knew I had at least a 30 second lead. The last half mile or so it like a roller coaster up and down and I used my new found mantra "Mind over Matter" Bobbie that's all it is "Mind over Matter". Although I had nothing left in me to kick in at the finish I felt so HAPPY and PROUD of myself I could not believe I did it! I beat him :) Not only that but I met goal #2 also and took 2nd in my age group!! My official time was 25:47 and the hubs was 27:04 since it may never happen again I made sure to leave him in the dust :)
|See the look of excitment|
|Heading to the finish shoot|
|Aren't these awards the coolest?!?!|